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Comedy Central
Feb 4, 2013 10:30am PST
-jostling sensurround! [ laughter ] a lot of technology. [ laughter ] nation, for years i've been warning you about iran. they're almost as big a threat as our other enemy ee-rahn. frightening. also, freetening. [ laughter ] but now there's an even bigger reason to be afraid. >> iran has just launched a monkey into space, lauding it is an advance in missile and space program that alarmed the west and israel. >> how did they launch a monkey into space? [ laughter ] >> stephen: excellent question, gretchen. how did they launch a monkey into space? [ laughter ] the possibilities are endless. [ laughter ] did they use a giant slingshot? or a monkey sized t-shirt cannon? [ laughter ] or did they do the obvious: put yellow-tinted glasses on a monkey and wait until a crescent moon so it thinks it's a banana and climbs up there himself? [ laughter ] how did they do it?! >> they've got rockets over there. [ laughter ] >> stephen: huh. they've got rockets over there. i did not see that coming. [ laughter ] folks, all this time we've been worrying about enriched uranium-- iran has been acquiring weapons of macaque
Comedy Central
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
on is information technology, do you think information can make a huge difference in the way we help people? or is data as important as passion? >> i think passion is probably the most important. but backing great scientists who have good ideas. in this case it's people inventing vaccines or ways of getting organized to get them delivered out to everybody. data is part of that to see where we're doing well, where we're not doing well. if we can really track the money and see the results, then we get a lot smarter as we go along. >> stephen: here is the problem i have with this is that if you track the data, see where you are doing well and where you don't do well, you know if you are getting better or worse whereas if i keep no record of what i do, i can always assume i've succeed. [ laughter ] >> there was some of that in the past. [ laughter ] but people have set bar a little higher now. and, you know, if we're smart about it, and we cut childhood deaths. in 1990 it was 12 million a year, children under five, now it's down below seven million a year. [cheers and applause] we're cutting th
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